Report Straps for Equipment in Equipment Posted June 3 Hey everyone, I've been using ratchet straps for nearly 40 years. Way before I worked as a sound mixer, I transported things like equipment on flatbeds. I bought a new van a few years back, and had it outfitted with L-Track (also known as airline tracks). And I bought some new tools for this L-Track. I also bought some new ratchet straps from a company called US Cargo Control. They seam to be heavily favored in Google if you look up these things. Any way, their ratchets started binding about 2 weeks ago. Personally, I thought that they would have lasted a long time considering how much these people advertise, and control google search results, as well as what looks like a whole team of people running this operation. They claim that 3-4 years in life is more than anyone can expect in straps?? Really? I have cheap Chinese ones that lasted 10+ years now!! I'm not complaining, because I understand that these are just straps. But, I just thought they would last longer. Here's a video clip of the "binding ratchets" Whats your expectation of how long these should last? Inside a van, never seeing sunlight, and never been used in the rain. Suggestions for others?